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Man found dead after being hit by vehicle in Lake View

Joseph Ruta, 56, was found in an alley in the 1000 block of West Oakdale Avenue, authorities said.

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A man was hit by a car and killed in the 1000 block of West Oakdale Avenue, Aug. 1, 2019, in Lake View.
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A 56-year-old man was found dead Thursday after being hit by a car in Lake View on the North Side.

Joseph Ruta was discovered about 11 a.m. in an alley in the 1000 block of West Oakdale Avenue after being hit by a vehicle, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Ruta died as a result of blunt force injures from being ran over by a motor vehicle, the medical examiner’s office said. His death has been ruled an accident.

Police describe the vehicle that hit him as being a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Toyota.

Chicago Police’s Major Accidents unit is investigating the crash.